Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In Republic, Nixon Again Tells Senate To Pass Jobs Bill

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"This is a relatively simple movement we're talking about doing. Expand Quality Jobs. Expand job training."

That was Governor Jay Nixon during his stop at Republic to highlight the creation of 400 new jobs at McLane Company by summer 2010.

WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT HERE

During a brief question and answer session with reporters, Nixon stressed that passage of his expanded Quality Jobs Act was the right move to create more jobs.

"We want to make sure we don't bump up on that cap," Nixon said. "We hope the Senate follows the House lead."

WATCH HIS ANSWERS TO MY 2 QUESTIONS ABOVE

On the Senate debate over whether tax credits are the best route to go, Nixon called it "a legitimate, but long-term discussion." He stressed that first, the Senate should pass the expansion of the QJ Act, and then deal with the effectiveness of tax credits.

ON WEDNESDAY: Nixon continues his Quality Jobs touting with an event in Kansas City, where he'll help announce the creation of 129 jobs in downtown Kansas City. "The jobs are being made possible through the assistance of incentive programs from the State of Missouri," reads a press release from the Governor's office.

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